Welcome to Litchfield, Illinois. Known as the "hub" of Central Illinois, our small town community has many hidden treasures. Located along Interstate 55, Litchfield is approximately one hour from St. Louis, Missouri and Springfield, Illinois. This great city has experienced economic growth beyond its expectations.
With two industrial parks, an airport, regional educational center, and full service medical facilities, the City of Litchfield is perfect for attracting newcomers. Growth and development are priority in the City of Litchfield. The expansion of the Route 66 Industrial Park addition allowed Litchfield to partner with the ARCH Air Medical Services to bring first rate medical care to the surrounding area as well as with manufacturers providing economic stimulation to the City's economy.
Educational facilities in the City of Litchfield are top notch. A newly constructed high school provides such facilities as a new football field, soccer field, all weather track, baseball field, and practice facilities. The school system's dedication to learning and youth enrichment demonstrates that the education process is not one dimensional.
Lincoln Land Community College Southern Region Educational Center began servicing the area in 1996. Now approximately 30 classes are being offered in the spring and fall semesters with over 400 students enrolled. In 2000, the Litchfield campus was expanded with the dedication of an Arts and Technology Center. The Center hosts meeting facilities, a 250-seat auditorium, a multipurpose room perfect for meetings, exhibits, teleconference room and customized training facility.
Recreation is at its best in this Central Illinois community. Litchfield has numerous parks and lakes for the outdoor lover. Lake Lou Yaeger is over 1200 acres, 45 miles of beautiful shoreline with 300 acres of parks. The Lake draws fishermen and boaters from both Illinois and Missouri. The Lake's two marinas are equipped with everything from snack bar to bait shop to gasoline and fishing permits. You can also enjoy nature trails through the Shoal Creek Conservation Area and the beautiful and surreal atmosphere at one of the City's numerous parks.
Take a trip back in time and don't miss the Hall of Fame sites located along Route 66. Experience the nostalgia along three miles of the original highway of the "Mother Road" while driving through Litchfield.
The City of Litchfield can meet the needs of visitors whether it is for a day or a lifetime with beautiful accommodations, fine dining, and great shopping facilities. Come see what others have already discovered. The City of Litchfield: committed to growth and improving quality of life.